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states need to report back to the fbi system for background checks their people that should not be purchasing guns. those that are mentally ill convicted of a felon those who have been convicted of domestic violence. those people should not be allowed to purchase a gun and they should be in the system but thousands, millions of records are missing from the system. >> john: i couldn't agree with you more and i think you just said a lot of facts that a lot of americans agree with. i'm sure when the founders made the constitution, they intended for people to have as many muskets as they wanted for their well-regulated militias. >> exactly! >> john: it is ludicrous. i think it's a fair argument there is no individual right to own weapons although i respect that debate. when did you nancy become involved in the mayor's campaign against illegal violence to demand a plan for this? >> well, soon after the tragedy here in tucson where congressman giffords was shot and six other people were murdered, mayors against illegal guns came through tucson and brought to our awareness 34 americans ar
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
security checks or tax refunds or paying our soldiers or paying the fbi. these are choices that now becoming a little bit more real and i don't think there's anybody in the republicans -- well, there are a few but most people know this would be nuts. >> this is why congress is less popular now than getting simultaneous root canals ands colonoscopies and listening to nickelback. >> stephanie: not talking about you. >> i certainly hope not. >> stephanie: how does this play out? the exact same way? will it be 11th hour again? >> well, that wouldn't surprise me a bit. but the 11th hour is kind of -- not as precise as what it was with december 31st and january 1st. it is an estimate that it is february 15th. we won't know exactly. at some point if they get the printing press warmed up for the platinum coin -- >> stephanie: which, by the way, you should be on. absolutely. >> that would be one for the record books. that would be nice. i really don't think they can wait that long. i think they have to start -- we really should be negotiating now. of course, we're not in session this week be
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
on guns. during his first term in the house, his office was slow to turn over a letter to the fbi that appeared to contain evidence about the oklahoma city bombings. last week, he proposed a repeal of all gun-free zones in schools. it looks like president obama might have to issue executive order if he wants anything done on gun control. joe biden's task force will likely propose a ban on high-capacity clips and on assault weapons but majority leader harry reid says something like that might pass the senate but he doubts it has any chance of passing the house. state governors though are making some progress on new gun laws. new york's andrew cuomo and other lawmakers from the state reached a deal yesterday on a range of new gun laws including banning assault weapons and preventing mentally ill people from buying firearms. the assembly will bring that package to a vote today and it is expected to pass. more bill is coming up after the break. we would love to hear from you in our chat room. join us there at current.com/billpress. right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ...
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
justifiable handgun homicide, there are more than 50 handgun murders according to the fbi. the expanding right to carry concealed weapons makes us less safe. what right is being protected if not the right to be safe. the right to feel safe, the expense of actual safety, good stuff by shriver in the new republic. he says how many of the nearly 300,000 children killed by firearms in the u.s. this year does the good of hunting justify? all of them? a handful? how many of the students and faculty at virginia tech. what's so good about hunting? hunting for sport is about as vile as we humans get. he's going after all of the -- literally. bush speechwriter matthew sculley said most wicked deeds are done because the doer proposes for himself. he prefers dark tons light. he gets nothing except the satisfaction of saying something that wanted to live is dead. can someone explain to me why that's acceptable or why the love of death should be more important than the safety of the 94% of us who don't have hunting licenses and don't hunt? >> if you're killing the deer for the meat, that's one thing o